A Springfield Celebrates Authors presentation at Springfield Public Library

With four books published on the history of the southern Willamette Valley, author, David Turner, will present an illustrated lecture on books that document local history. Join the Springfield Public Library at 1 pm on Saturday, May 13 for an insightful book talk about our past in photos.

Turner, a former museum director and university faculty member, has always been involved in researching how photographs document history. That has been the core concentration of the four books on local history he has published in the last ten years. These books feature histories told by historic and contemporary photographs, maps, oral histories, and research in local archives. Their topics include the city of Eugene, the area surrounding the Long Tom River and its tributaries, a rural neighborhood west of Junction City, founded by early settlers, and the historic site of Fish Lake, near the headwaters of the McKenzie River. This lecture will focus on the different formats that books on local history can take, using as examples Turner’s books, especially his most recent book, Fish Lake in the High Cascades, A Historic Legacy, 2022.

Springfield Celebrates Authors is an annual series presented by the Springfield Public Library highlighting local, national, and international authors. Past events can be found on the Springfield Celebrates Authors Playlist on the library’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/wheremindsgrow.

Who: Event is free and open to all

What: Springfield Celebrates Authors – David Turner

When: 1 pm on Saturday, May 13

Where: Library Meeting Room, 225 5th Street, Springfield, OR 97477

Additional Information: Adult Services Librarian Tim Williams at twilliams@springfield-or.gov or 541.726.2239


The Library will be Closed Thursday, May 4th

Springfield Public Library will be closed on Thursday, May 4, 2023 for a staff in-service day. The book drop will be open to receive returned items. The library will reopen at 10 am on Friday, May 5, 2023 and resume regular hours.

The library’s regular hours are Mondays 12 pm to 7 pm, Tuesdays 10 am to 7 pm, Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm., Thursdays 12 pm to 7 pm., Fridays 10 am. to 5 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm. The library is closed on Sundays.

Who: Library visitors

What: Library to be closed for staff in-service

When:  Closed on Thursday, May 4

Where:  Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield OR 97477

Additional Information: Carrie Schindele-Cupples at scupples@springfield-or.gov or 541.726.2237


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